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This variety is in the Visions series, which are more drought tolerant than other Astilbes. If your garden dries out in mid-summer, try this deep magenta-pink beauty. (Astilbe chinensis)

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-18" tall, 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
SKU 8ASTILBEG
The new Visions series of the Chinese Astilbes (A. chinensis)are more drought tolerant than the others, so if your garden area dries out in mid-summer, these may be the best choices.

About Astilbes: Easy to grow, tough and hardy, Astilbes are now a mainstay in all good perennial gardens. In fact, American gardeners are in the midst of a passionate love affair with Astilbes. Native to the far east, these beautiful plants and their hybrids have revolutionized the perennial possibilities of moist, shaded American gardens. They are companions of ferns and our favorite annuals, impatiens--one of the few flowers that make big color in full or partial shade.

The vast majority of the scores of hybrids now available are the work of one man, master hybridizer Georg Arends (Yes, that's why you keep seeing arendsii tacked onto hybrid names.) Mr. Arends, working in Ronsdorf, Germany spent decades hybridizing Sedums, Phlox, Campanulas....and his first love, Astilbes. In 1933, Arends introduced 74 different Astilbe cultivars, and there have been hundreds since.

These plume-flowered plants have ultra-handsome fern-like foliage, (usually dark glossy green) and stiff stems that always hold the elegant plumes aloft without any staking. Flower arrangers find the flower plumes are just as handsome in a vase as in a garden.

From tiny dwarfs to big draping hybrids, Astilbes are all quite easy to grow, as long as their ground does not dry out for long. They must have plenty of moisture, so choose your locations carefully.

Associated SKUs
8ASTILBEG
8FASTILBE1 (Bag of 1) - Out of stock.
8ASTILBE3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
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Common Name Chinese Astilbe
Botanical Name Astilbe chinensis
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 12-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Green
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Advantages Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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American MeadowsAstilbe Visions
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (4)
  • Reliable growth (4)
  • Large bulb size (3)
  • Vivid colors (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large areas (3)

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5.0

Growing very well!

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from East Taunton, MA

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Pros

  • Large Bulb Size
  • Low Maintenance
  • Pest Resistant
  • Reliable Growth
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Astilbe Visions:

    The bulbs I received last Fall were in very good shape and they have sprouted this Spring and, by the looks of it so far, I should have some very nice blooms.

     
    4.0

    Impressed!

    By 

    from Greenville, SC

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

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    Pros

    • Large Bulb Size
    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Border Control
      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Astilbe Visions:

      I received large and healthy clumps of the root. But because I had to travel, I planted it temporarily in a shady spot in the garden. Two weeks later, beautiful leaves had sprung up and buds had begin to form. Although I have yet to see the colors of the blooms, I am impressed with the quality!

       
      5.0

      Waiting for the blossoms to open !

      By 

      from Honeoye, N.Y.

      About Me Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started

      Pros

      • Beautiful viberant plants
      • Fast growing
      • Large Bulb Size
      • Low Maintenance
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Border Control
        • Cut Flowers
        • Great in semi-shade
        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Astilbe Visions:

        I love my astilbes, they are so beautiful. I have them in a semi-shade corner behind my bird bath and they are viberant plants and then they bloom and look incredable !!

         
        5.0

        dependable

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        from SE Alaska

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        Pros

        • Low Maintenance
        • Pest Resistant
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Astilbe Visions:

            Grew well and flowered well! A kid weed eated right to the ground just as the flowers were coming on strong. It just grew right back up!

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            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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